The Antiquities Act under President Obama

The passage of the Antiquities Act of 1906 provided US presidents with unprecedented powers to designate vast areas of land that contained significant natural, cultural, or historical features for federal protection. With recent announcements in the waning months of the administration of President Obama, he has designated more national monuments than any other president

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Obama the Monument Maker

By Douglas Brinkley

The New York Times

August 27, 2016